Sunday, October 10, 2004

Get Rid of Yellow Jackets and Wasps.

Just as you are starting your barbecue party yellowjackets and wasps sometimes love to join in. These little guys can be quite bothersome. Fortunately these flying pests can be attracted by the same stuff you are cooking on the grill and they love chicken or most other meat based proteins but chicken seems to work well, especially thighs.
You have probably seen those lure traps you buy and they often encourage you to go out and buy the bait when it is finished. Just use chicken or lunch meat. You can also make your own trap with a 1 or 2 liter bottle. just cut the top third off flip it around use some packing or duck tape to put it back in place and throw the bait in.
Water traps work well too a good ol' 5 gallow bucket or any plastic bucket will fit the bill. Fill it about 1/3 the way up with a squirt of dishsoap and mix. Suspend bait on a string about 2-3 inches above the water. When the wasps or yellowjacket check out the food they will drop and hit the water and drown.